Sunday, 30 September 2012

DT Card for Joanna Sheen Challenge - Down in the Garden

Good Morning my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.
I hope you are all having a good weekend.

Today is the start of a new Joanna Sheen Challenge.
Our theme for the next 2 weeks is

Down in the Garden

so that could be
animals found in the garden, flowers, fruits or even fairies!
whatever fits the challenge.

As usual, the fabulous prize for the lucky winner is a £15 Joanna Sheen Gift voucher.

I was sent a set of Joanna Sheen's beautifully detailed Country Kitchen stamps to use. I decided to make a Criss Cross style card so I could use the recipe image included in the set.
This really is a detailed image and was great fun to colour.




Items Used:
coloured with Polychromo pencils
Martha Stewart PATP rings
Papermania Kraft Card
Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies
Papers- freebies from magazines

If you pop over to the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog your will be able to see the wonderful creations by the rest of the design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Anything goes




Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate your support and encouragement.
Bye for now
hugs



Thursday, 27 September 2012

DT card for Lili's Little Fairies - White with a hint of colour


Good morning, my lovely friends and blogging buddies.

I hope you are all well.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies. The theme for this week is

White with a hint of colour


So please use mainly white with a touch of colour and of course your Lili of the Valley image.
The wonderful prize for you this time a £10 voucher to spend on The Lili of the Valley Website.

I needed to make a new baby card for a friend who happens to love elephants so I knew I had the perfect image.


Items Used
Ink stamp ~ Lili of the Valley blowing bubbles coloured with Promakers
Spellbinders ~ Floral Ovals
Border Die ~ MFT Crochet Border
Crafts Too Hearts Embossing Folder
Papers ~ Dovecraft
Memory Box puffy clouds
Sentiment stamp - personal impressions
tonic studio flower punches

If you pop over to the Lili's Little Fairies blog you will be able to see some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team .

I would like to enter my card into the following fab challenges:

 Inky Impressions - animals
In the Pink - Embossing
Totally Papercrafts - for a child
The Stamping Boutique - embossing
Bearly Mine - Add a sentiment
Shopping Our Stash - Fur or Feathers

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate your support and encouragement

Bye for now
Hugs 






Wednesday, 26 September 2012

DT card for Fab n Funky challenge 140 Starts with F

Good morning my wonderful friends and blogging buddies. 
I do hope you are all well.

It Wednedsay already so that means the start of a new Fab n Funky Challenge. For this challenge our host is the lovely Emma who has picked the theme of 
Starts with F
So just think of something that begins with F, put it on your card and then you can join in!
Our sponsors for this challenge are the wonderful Di's Digi Downloads  and Stamp Art Design by Kathryne

As you can see I went for a fairy and some  flowers , yes I know a bit predcitable aren't I!
I made a card with a little hidden tag, 

And here's the tag!


Items used:
Digi stamp - A Day for Daisies ~ Blessing a flower coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition New Leaf
Papermania Kraft card
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish ( I love this!)
Nellie Snellen floral punches
Doily and pearls from stash

If you pop over the the Fab n Funky Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful creations by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
A day for Daisies - Tag you're it!
Crafting for all seasons- Things with wings
 Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Away with the fairies
Poodles Parlour Tag you're it!
Charisma cardz  things with wings
Whoopsi Daisy things with wings
2 Sisters Challenge things with wings
Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes ( include a fairy or butterfly)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Keep it Krafty!

Right, I'm just off to check out what you have all been up to today.
Bye for now
Hugs 






Monday, 24 September 2012

DT Card for Sketch n Stash Challenge 97 Jen's Sketch


Hello again everyone. I told you I'd be back !

This is my second post for today, if you would like to see my Card Mania DT card please scroll down to the previous post.

So, today is the start of a new Sketch n Stash Challenge and our sketch for you to follow for the next 2 weeks was created by the wonderful Jen

                                                   
                                                                                        sponsored by............
Prize - $10 voucher


The design team were lucky to able to choose some images from Tiddlyinks. As I already have a couple of gorgeous girly images I went for something different. I really love this image and am bound to be using it again.


Items used
Digi Stamp ~ Tiddlyinks Best Friends coloured with Promarkers
Papers ~ DCWV stack 6
Sentiment tag ~ LOTV 
Distress Ink - Antique Linen.
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch

If you pop over to the Sketch n Stash Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful cards made by the rest of the wonderful design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Tiddlyinks ~ make it like Asa ( inspired by the theme and the dog in the image)
Allsorts ~ Inspired by a song ( I will always love you by Celine Dion )
Crafty pad - Inspired by a song , as above
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Love to create - anything goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything goes (use a digi stamp)
Eureka Stamps - animals
DCC and Friends - character crazy


Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate your support and encouragement
Bye for now
Hugs




DT card for Card Mania Challenge - Handmade flowers


Good Morning my lovely friends and wonderful blogging buddies.

I hope you all had a good weekend.

Today is the start of a new Card Mania Challenge and for the next 2 weeks the theme is 

Handmade Flowers

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful A Day for Daisies who will be giving the lucky winner a prize  of $12 gift voucher to spend online.
The design team were so lucky to be able to choose an image from A Day for Daisies for the challenge. They have sooooo many gorgeous ones that it took me ages to decide. In the end I choose one that I have seen used recently to make such stunning cards. I made this card  for my lovely sister-in-law.
I used a memory box die to make my flowers, they are coloured with distress inks.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp ~ A day for daisies - flowers in my hair coloured with Promarkers
Kanban Stamp - Spring Meadow (used around edges)
Papers - Papermania Lucy Cromwell
Sentiment - LOTV vintage labels
Memory Box dies - Honeyblossom Sprig and Fancy Blossoms
Border die - MFT crochet border
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White from MCH

If you pop over to the Card Mania Challenge you will be able to see the stunning creations made by the rest of the design team using some gorgeous images.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenge
MAWTT - Girly Girly
The Squirrel and the Fox - Celebrate the Occasion
Divas by Design - Lovely Layers
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - something handmande (flowers)
Di's Digi Designs - use more than 1 die or punch
Squiggles and Giggles - Die cuts and punches

Right, that's all for now but I'll be back later with my DT card for the Sketch n Stash Challenge.
Bye for now
Hugs

Friday, 21 September 2012

DT card for Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Floral

Good Morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend, I know I am!

Today sees the start of a new Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge and the theme for the next 3 weeks is one of my favourites

Feeling Floral


So that's a nice easy one, we would just like to see some flowers somewhere on your creation.

We are being sponsored by  In 2 Stamps with a prize for our lucky winner.

Here is my card, I used on of my favourite floral stamps.


Item used:
Ink Stamp ~ Sheena Douglas Poppies and Daisies coloured with Promarkers
Paper ~ very old magazine freebie (again!)
Flowers ~ Woodware and Nellie snellen punches
Leaves ~ Martha Stewart branch leaf punch
Sentiment ~ craftwork cards
Spellbinders circles and lacy circles

If you pop over to the Stampin' for the Weekend blog you will be able to see the stunning creations make by the rest of the design team and you will also be able to see who were the winners of the last challenge. 


I would like to enter my card into the following fab challenges
Addicted to stamps ~ Bingo (Circle /Free so I choose embossing/birthday)
Simon Says Stamp - emboss it
Crazy Challenge - spots or stripes
Fat pages and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - show us your ribbon (old items paper and ink stamp)


Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate your support and encouragement.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend
Bye for now
Hugs




Thursday, 20 September 2012

DT card for Lili's Little Fairies - Flower Power


Good afternoon my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.

I'm sorry I haven't posted a card since Sunday. I have been rather busy making DT cards and loving every minute. 

So today is the start of a new Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and the theme this week is
Flower Power
We would like to see lots of flowers on your creations


Our Sponsors this week are the very generous Jenny and Denise from J & C Creations they are offering a fabulous £10 voucher to be spent on their website.

Now, I have to be honest. For some reason I had the theme writen down as shaped cards so it was just lucky for me that the shaped card that I had made had plenty of flowers on it!
I made a circle stepper card using a fab tutorial that I found here. I used one of my old favourite images. The flowers are made with punches.



Items Used:
Ink Stamp ~ Lili of the Valley Rosie Posy coloured with Promakers
Sentiments ~ Lili of the Valley Sentiment Tags and Vintage Labels
Paper ~ not sure as they were in my scraps box, might be Memory Box?
Memory Box dies ~ Spring Border and Honeyblossom Sprig
Tonic Studio floral punches

If you pop over to the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge blog you will be able to see the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Whoopsi Daisy - make it Girly
Cutie Pie  - shaped cards
Penny's Paper-Crafty - shaped cards
Little Miss Muffet - anything but a square
CRAFT challenge - Children 
Allsorts - purple passion


Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it.
Bye for now
hugs

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Yellow Roses


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

I just wanted to show you a card that I made yesterday to say thank you to someone special.
I saw that Digi doodle shop is sadly closing down which is a shame. Anyway, I went over to buy a couple of images at a bargain price.

I love roses and this image is one of the best I have seen of them so I was really pleased to find it. I had yellow roses in my wedding bouquet and every year my hubby buys me some on our Anniversary - how romantic ♥. So, of course, I wanted to colour my roses in yellow.  I am a bit diasppointed though that my sage green looks more like lime green in my photo by anyway enough of my waffle here it is:




Items Used:
Digi stamp ~ Digi Doodle Shop Roses coloured with Promakers and Flexmarkers
Papers ~ K and Co (very old) and Raspberry Road(magazine freebie)
Sentiment Stamp ~ Craftwork cards
Shaped card blank for The Glitterpot
Tonic Studio daisy border punch
Xcut Corner punch
Cheery Lynn die ~ small exotic butterflies



I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - green and yellow
Kaboodle Doodles - flowers
Whimsy Inspirations - Anything goes
My heart Pieces - Anything goes
Digi Doodle shop - anything goes - final challenge :o(
Dis Digi Downloads - Use more than one punch/die

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it.
I hope you have a good day
Bye for now
Hugs



Thursday, 13 September 2012

DT card for Lili's Little Fairies Embellishment Bingo




Good Morning my wonderful friends and blogging buddies

I'm so excited!! Today it is my pleasure to show you my first card as part of the Design Team for Lili's Little Fairies.
I could hardly believe my luck when Jacqui picked me together with 5 other lovely ladies to join her wonderful Design Team. I'm sure you know by now how much I love Lili of the Valley images. It really is like a dream come true for me!!

The theme for this week is      Embellishment Bingo  whitso that gives everyone the chance to join in I'm sure.
Our Sponsors this week are the very generous Andrea and Mary from The Ribbon Girl they are offering a fabulous Aqua Kit for the winner

I couldn't wait to ink up the newest edition to my Lili of the Valley family. I LOVE this image so much and think it will be making an appearance a lot in the next couple of months.



Sorry, I just had to show you a close up of the adorable image!


Here is the bingo card for you to use. You just choose a row in any direction, and of course your choice of LOTV image.
As you can see I choose flowers, gems and glitter

View bingo.jpg in slide show

Items Used:
Image ~ Lili of the Valley Teddy with Penguin coloured with Promarkers
Memory Box die ~ Winterland Tree
Marianne Designs Small Poinsettias
Martha Stewart Branch Leaf punch
Sizzex Embossing folder ( sorry can't remember the name of it)
Polar White flower soft
Glamour Dust ~ crystal
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White from MCH 

If you pop over to the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge you will be in for a treat, the design team have made some wonderful inspiring creations.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Nutcrafters - Countdown to Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - You're a Gem
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Things that make you go Awwwww!
Penny Black and more - Early Christmas Makes
Cute card Thursday Christmas in September

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate your support and encouragement.
Bye for now
Hugs 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

DT card for Fab n Funky challenge #138 Harvest Festival

Good Morning my wonderful friends and blogging buddies

Well, it Wednesday today so that means the start of a new Fab n Funky Challenge and this time the lovely Vicky has chosen the brilliant theme of
                                             Harvest Festival


We are sponsored this week by the wonderful  Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a prize of $10.00 to spend in their Shop! Unfortunately they are closing down soon, however, they now have a closing down sale so you will get loads for your money!

The design team were so lucky to be able to choose an image from the Digi Doodle, it took me ages to decide as they have so many gorgeous ones.
Anyway, here is my card:


Items Used
Digi stamp ~ Wheat and Willows by digi Doodle shop coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Prima botantical  (freebie with a magazine)
Memory Box dies - floral vine and meadow leaf
Martha Stewart Double Monarch butterfly punch
Senitment ~ Craftwork cards 
Lace and pearls from stash

If you pop over to the Fab n Funky blog you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - buttons or bows
Lexis Creations - Autumn colours

Right, time for me to see what you have all been up to today.
Bye for now
Hugs 


Monday, 10 September 2012

DT card for Sketch n Stash Challenge 96


Hello again everyone, I said I'd be back!

This is my second post for today for my Card Mania DT card please click here

So today is also the start of a new Sketch and Stash Challenge and here is the sketch for you to follow for the next 2 weeks. This was designed by the lovely Jill before she left the design team.


For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful Mei Flower who are giving a £20 voucher to the lucky winner.

I thought it was about time I attempted a boy's card as I haven't made one for a while!
I layered up the balloon and the bees and created a cloudy background using my Distress Inks


Items Used:
Ink Stamp ~ Penny Black Imagine coloured with Promakers
Papers ~ First Edition Up and Away
Sentiment ~ Personal Impressions Everyday Words
Twine, gems and sunshine charm from stash

For some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team and to see who were the winners of the last challenge please pop over to the Sketch n Stash Challenge blog.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
One stop craft shop - No floral embellishment
A Gem of a challenge - A boy thing
Here come the boys - Teddy bears
Cutie Pie- no flowers
Heck of a Challenge - anything goes
Love to Create - Add ribbon or twine

Right, that's it from me for now, thanks again for taking the time to look at my blog today, it means a lot. I'm off now to try and catch up with my commenting, I do love to see what you have all been up to.
Bye for now
Hugs 

DT card for Card Mania Challenge - Beary Sweet

Hello my lovely friends and blogging buddies

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had gorgeous weather here which made a welcome change.

Today is the start of a new Card Mania Challenge and our theme for the next two weeks is

Beary Sweet 

So, you may have guessed it - we would like to see a bear somewhere on your creation.

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful Stamp Art Design by Katherine
and the lucky winner will be able to choose 4 digi-stamps from her online store at Whimsy stamps
I was so lucky to be able to use one of her cute images to make my card:


Items Used:
Image and sentiment~  Little bear garden delight by Katherine coloured with Promakers
Papers ~ First Edition Boho Chic
Flowers - Spellbinders rose creations coloured coloured with Tattered Rose Distress ink
Memory Box die Meadow Leaf
Memory Box die mini scalloped border
Cheery Lynn die small Exotic butterflies

If you pop over to the Card Mania Challenge you will be able to see all of the gorgeous creations made by the rest of the design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Allsorts - Layers
Divas By Design - Friendship
Southern Girls - It's all about the flora
The Squirrel and the Fox - anything goes
Pile it on - Patterned paper

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card this morning, I'll be back with another DT card shortly.
Bye for now
Hugs




Friday, 7 September 2012

DT card for Stampin' for the Weekend - Starting Christmas Early

Hello my wonderful friends and blogging buddies

Firstly, I would like to say a really massive thank you for all of your kind comments on my recent cards, you are so kind.

Today is the start on a new Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge and the theme for the next 2 weeks is

Starting Christmas Early

Sponsoring the challenge is the wonderful  Simon says stamp who will be giving a massive $25 to the winner!

So, it didn't take me long to decide to ink up my all time favourite snowman. I really do love this image, I can't help but smile when I colour him.  My only problem will be trying to remember who I sent him to last year!!



Items used:
Ink stamp - Penny black ~ Snowy coloured with Promakers and lots of Glamour dust on his hat
Memory Box - Frostyville border (cut for corner shape) and Frosty border
Marianne Designs Snowflakes
Spellbinder - Circles and Lacy circles
Papers - Papermania Noel
Tonic border punch - Daisy
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White from  MCH 

If you pop over to the Stampin' for the Weekend blog you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the Design Team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenge:

Penny Black and more - Early Christmas makes
Simon Says stamp - put a stamp on it
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
Created with love - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - lots of bling!


Right, time for me to check out what you have all been up to today.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Hugs 


Thursday, 6 September 2012

GDT card for Lilies Little Fairies Challenge - Black Magic


Good Morning my lovely friends and blogging buddies

I was soooo excited to be picked as a guest designer for Lilies Little Fairies Challenge. I'm sure you must all know by know how much I LOVE all of the Lili of the Valley images so this is such an honour for me.

The theme for this week is   Black Magic  so with your Lili of the Valley image we would like to see you use either a touch or a lot of black. 

As you can see, I have used quite a lot of black on my card. It isn't usually a colour I use much of so it made a nice change. I decided to use one of my older stamps which I haven't used for ages together with my new LOTV sentiment tags, I love these and think I will be using them a lot!


Items Used:
Ink Stamp - LOTV Thomas - Big Bunch of Flowers coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment Stamp - LOTV Sentiment tags
Papers - Doodlebug designs
Memory box - Cherry Blossom
Marianne Designs flower leaves
Spellbinders- Labels 8, ovals and scalloped ovals

So if you check out the Lilies Little Fairies Challenge Blog, you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the talented design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge and I hope you will join in the challenge too.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Dream Valley - something old , something new ( old stamp, new sentiment tags)
MMCS - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - anything goes
Crafts and Me - Add a flower
Craft your Passion - flowers in the image
No Matter Which - Die cuts and/or Punches

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today and for your support and encouragement, it really means so much to me.
I hope you have a good day.

Bye for now
Hugs 


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

DT card for Fab n Funky Challenge 137 Colours of Autumn

Good Morning my lovely friends and blogging buddies

It's Wednesday again already and that means the start of another new Fab n Funky challenge
For this week the lovely Pat had selected the theme of

The Colours of Autumn

Our Sponsor this week is Colour Me Creative Classroom Who are offering a fabulous prize of an "All about Hair" online colouring class

I don't seem to have many Autumn type images so although I have used Autumn colours the image is really more on the Summery side. However, since the weather now seems to be more like Summer than Autumn I'm quite glad that I decided to use this sweet stamp that I have had for ages and it was quite nice  hello to her again!


Items Used:
Ink Stamp : WOJ Willow with flower basket coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition New Leaf
Martha Stewart PATP Vintage Floral
Tonic Studio flower punches
Craftwork cards sentiment

If you take a look on the Fab n Funky Challenge blog  you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the Design Team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge. 


I would like to enter this card into the following wonderful challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Oldie but Goodie - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers (old item - stamp)
Crafty Catz - 3 embellishments, 2 papers,1 image


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it.
Bye for now
Hugs


Sunday, 2 September 2012

DT card for Joanna Sheen Challenge - Going Dotty!


Good Morning my lovely friends and blogging buddies.
I hope you are all having a good weekend.

Today is the start of a new Joanna Sheen Challenge and for the next two weeks the theme is 

Going Dotty!

So, this is my first card as part of the wonderful Design Team who have made me feel so welcome. 
I was sent some gorgeous Jayne Netly Mayhew Decoupage sheets from her Winter Collection and some lovely spotty ribbon. As you may know, I enjoy using decoupage on my cards. What you may not know is that I LOVE penguins so this card was so much fun for me to make!

Sorry the picture isn't too brilliant, I added lots of glamour dust all round the edges of the layers and on the die cut border. Also there is a layer of glittery vellum , it is just a shame it doesn't show up on my photo.


Here's a close up of those adorable penguins, look at them all huddled together in the background!

Items Used:
Items available from Joanna Sheen :
Jayne Netley Mayhew decoupage - Winter Collection
Memory Box - Frostyville border
Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder

Other items used:
Martha stewart PATP - vintage floral
Papermania frosty vellum
Crystal gems for Mei flower
Charm from stash


If you look at the Joanna Sheen challenge blog you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team


I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:

Sparkles Christmas Challenge  sparkle and bling
Saturday Challenge - Animal Antics
Crafty Mess - Animals with a blue theme
Penny's Paper Craft Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything that glitters
Crafty Sentiements - lets sparkle!
Winter Wonderland- walking in a Winter Wonderland

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, your support and encouragement really means a lot to me.
Bye for now
Hugs







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